Unscramble dislexia testing
It’s confusing because dyslexia symptoms are unique to any individual.
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That’s right, this isn’t quite what dyslexia is like, but have you ever wondered WHAT dyslexia is?
It’s confusing because dyslexia symptoms can show up in different ways and are unique to any individual. For some, dialling the wrong numbers on the phone or following numerous instructions is difficult. For others, it’s getting headaches while reading or having the words and letters seemingly change positions on the page. Some dyslexics have even reported that the words remain still but are unable to blend the individual sounds to accurately read the words. In short, dealing with dyslexia is challenging – but it doesn’t mean that you are.
Debating dyslexia or “dislexia testing”?
Take this self-assessment to see if you should give it some serious thought.
1️⃣ | Is your reading comprehension slower than your peers?
2️⃣ | Did/do you struggle learning how to read when in school?
3️⃣ | Find yourself reading something again to make sense of it?
4️⃣ | Are you at all uncomfortable whenever reading out loud?
5️⃣ | Do you snub, shuffle, or add letters when reading or writing?
6️⃣ | Is your writing awash with spelling mistakes even after Spell Check?
7️⃣ | Any difficulty pronouncing uncommon multi-syllable words?
8️⃣ | Do you opt for articles or magazines rather than books and novels?
9️⃣ | Is your grasp on learning a foreign language at all difficult?
? | Avoid projects or courses that require extensive reading?
Checked 7 or more of these questions? If so, you might have dyslexia.
Looking for dyslexia/dislexia testing in Australia? If so, contact Educational Assessments. We carry out cognitive assessments across Australia. These can help isolate and determine whether you or your loved one are struggling with something in particular. Our team also offer home visits to assess your needs in an environment you’re comfortable in.
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What’s said about dyslexia & “dislexia testing”?
It’s often said that dyslexic people have brains that are wired differently.
Dyslexia is a brain-based condition that impacts reading, spelling and writing – but it’s not a problem with vision. It’s a lifelong issue that tends to run in families, so there’s often a parent or a sibling who also has it. Brain-imaging studies have shown differences in brain structure and functionality for dyslexic people. However, it’s important to know that this has nothing to do with their intelligence. Children with dyslexia are just as smart as other children.
We can see signs of dyslexia even BEFORE children learn to read.
Reading is a complicated process that starts with recognising individual sounds in words. Take the word elephant. Most children recognise three parts in that word: El-e-fant. But the child with dyslexia might not hear that “fant” is formed of four different sounds: “f” – “a” – “n” – “t”
Reading and spelling are hard for dyslexic kids.
First, they hear those individual sounds, and then they have to understand that each of those sounds is represented by one or more letters. Children with dyslexia struggle with this language skill – otherwise called phonemic awareness. So you might see your child having trouble with rhyming or isolating the sounds in words. That makes it difficult for your child to match letters to their sounds, like knowing that “s” sounds like “sss.” Or that “s-h” sounds like “sh.” This skill is decoding, and children use it to sound out words.
With support, dyslexic people can succeed in school – and in life!
There are also tools like audiobooks, text-to-speech software and reading apps that can help with dyslexia. You can help your child at home by reading aloud together every day. Choosing books that tap into your child’s passions can help develop an interest in reading. Playing rhyming games, reading nursery rhymes and singing songs can also be fun ways to help younger children build early reading skills. Know that whilst dyslexia can’t be outgrown, you can still become a skilled reader and a strong learner.
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